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Women, Diversity, Growth and Leadership in Rental Housing

Rental housing leadership is predominantly one demographic. Data indicates that this is hindering profit growth. An analysis of 165 equity REITs found that companies with more women on their boards achieved higher average price and total returns than those with no female representation up to 2.33 percentage points. Our leasing and maintenance teams are some of the most diverse workforces in the US. So what is the barrier to entry for site teams breaking into the executive level? How can rental housing create a pathway for advancement and inclusion? This webinar will ask hard questions and dial-into the nuance of representation.

In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • To understand the demographic disparity between rental housing executive, leasing, and maintenance teams
  • Strategies for career advancement from the leasing team to the executive level
  • Insights on how executive team members can identify impactful skill sets at the site level and create career pathways

Date and Time: September 9, 11 a.m. – Noon ET
Price: Free

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About the Speakers

Samantha Chalmers, Account Director of LinnellTaylor Marketing

Samantha Chalmers specializes in strategy and integrated content and marketing plans. Her marketing experience in digital, lead generation and branding has equipped her to build comprehensive marketing and communications campaigns that give full consideration to every customer touchpoint, from awareness to acquisition. She currently serves as an account director at LinnellTaylor Marketing, a content marketing and public relation firm that specifically supports rental housing.

Dru Armstrong, CEO, Grace Hill 

Dru co-founded and served as CEO of Lily Pod, a consumer technology company focused on empowering parents and caretakers by connecting them with technology. In 2015, she joined Grace Hill as Chief Product Officer and became CEO in June 2016. Dru holds a B.A. from Columbia University and a J.D./M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. 

Charlotte Flores, PHR, SHRM-CP, Vice President-Human Resources, BH Management Services, LLC

Charlotte joined BH Management Services, LLC in May, 2014 and has served as Human Resource Manager for BH since November, 2014. Prior to joining BH, she worked in HR roles in the multifamily, construction and engineering industries for 10 years. Charlotte has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and HR Management from University of Phoenix. She has a Professional in Human Resources designation (PHR) and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) with plans to take the SHRM Senior Certified Professional Exam in December this year.

Jack Jones, Vice President of Training, Edgewood and Vantage Management 

Jack Jones serves as Vice President of Training & Development for Edgewood Management. Prior to joining out team, he worked simultaneously as Vice President of Housing Quality and Training Services for Volunteers of America, a national nonprofit operating a portfolio of 19,000+ units of affordable housing and as a consultant for Quadel Consulting, an affordable housing management firm. Jack possesses a deep wealth of training and learning development experience which includes the facilitation of HUD, tax credit compliance and other affordable housing training courses as well as training certification programs. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Government from the College of William and Mary and has earned a Nonprofit Executive Program Certificate from the University of Notre Dame. Jack is also certified in Project Management, Tax Credit Compliance, Multifamily Assisted Housing and the Housing Choice Voucher Program.


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